As mentioned in
the sidebar below, we're not making this stuff up. Some families have an
open policy regarding nudity and no one is ashamed to parade around in
their birthday suits. During summer vacations it might even be expected.
Bring your suits for if the in-laws visit, but otherwise leave them in
experience with this sort of "nudism" came during a summer
visit to Sweden to visit one of my father's business friends. We were in
invited to their lake cabin on the archipelago doting the sea near
Stockholm. His daughter took me to the beach, which was semi private,
and promptly removed her top. I look surprised, not thinking of removing
my own until she assured me it was "normal." Later when my
father came down to the beach and saw (me, and his business associate's
daughter) we were topless, his incredulous look told me we were crossing
some new territory. Thereafter topless became the norm at home,
including my mother, whenever we sunbathed or swam in the backyard.
Nudism lite, perhaps.
With my own kids, now many years
later, getting them to dress is a challenge, even my thirteen year old
daughter. At our cabin in North Idaho we look like a bunch of nuditics.
Their growing up this way made it possible. I don't think parents with
young teens could suddenly say, okay we're going to be nudists now.
It wouldn't click. It has to be the norm from the get-go. Most of my
generation (I'm forty-two) have a similar policy - nudity is
okay. Our kids, ranging from sixteen to nine, skinny dip together all
the time, as do the adults. It's very sensual, but not sexual, unless
it's just me and my husband having some "fun in nature." Megan
Teen Nudism: Daughters
hard to think of anything lovelier than a couple of teen girls
sunbathing nude or skinny dipping in a bucolic setting. When they're
related to you, you still enjoy the beauty of it, the youthful
bodies glistening in the sun. It's not lascivious of me to mention
seeing my daughter's friend similarly naked, and appreciating her beauty
as well. A Frenchman settled my nerves on this point when I visited him
in the south of France one summer, "We all look. It's very pretty.
My daughter, your daughter - all beautiful. Why not enjoy it?"
(paraphrasing from the French).
It's true. There's no shame in
nudity, and there's no shame in enjoying the beauty of it when it
presents itself. Do I covet my daughter's girlfriend when I see her
nude? No, but I do covet the image - it's like a gift from above, and
part of the bounty of a life. ("Nudistic
WHAT ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER'S FRIENDS AND DESIRE?
If you accept that casual household nudity is acceptable, and even
preferable, say, when it's a hundred degrees out, you probably already
know how to answer the question of sexual tension. Does it exist? I can
answer unequivocally that it does not. Not an iota. Nothing. Nope.
But, when the nudity
includes unrelated friends, it's another story, but for reasons you
might not have thought of. Let's say my daughter's teen friend joins us
for the weekend. Along with my daughter, she goes swimming naked or
sunbaths nude on the dock; I'm there with them fussing with the outboard or
reading a novel sitting in a deck chair. Now, the friend is in full
blossom, and I can't but help notice and appreciate the fact. Then
she catches my stare and gives me a coquettish smile in return.
Sexual tension? Hell yes. What the hell do I do?
This brings up a work-shopped
topic that queried the women about when they, as girls, knew they had
attained "the power" to drive even older men mad. The consensus?
About thirteen. It was
suggested this coquettishness of theirs (to which they admit) was a sign
of the fragile
transition from "tween" to womanhood (variously interpreted age-wise by
different cultures). It's a test of their desirability, but not
invitation. With this mind what I do is offer nothing more than a wink
and smile, then go on with my business, whether I'm on the dock
or at a nude beach. And frankly, I look all I want. I deal with the sexual tension
privately. Young teen nudists aren't inviting me to devour them physically,
but perhaps mentally - and she's
looking for feedback. My attention says, yeah, you're gorgeous kid. My brain
is of course thanking Heaven for the beauty of it and having the good
sense to go back to my novel. TerryS (Forum) Extract
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FAMILY SKINNY DIPPING Family
Nudism Your cabin is relatively isolated, it's
hot, and everyone is comfortable being naked - why bother with
When kids reach a certain, and development, some
of their initial forays into "Body Freedom" (though they
wouldn't it that) involve a bawdy sort of teasing. ("Candid
Nudity: On Vacation")
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SISTER NUDIST And Your
Sister's Friend Some of us
are lucky enough to have older sisters who were a little edgy. They
tended to have bold friends who would taunt the living daylights out of
you. ("Sisters With Their Edgy Friends")
impromptu than planned (in most cases), but aside from being naked with
your friends, there's no difference from socializing with your clothes
on. Actually, that's a lie. There's a big difference... ("Living